This movie review of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” appears on KTKA-49. The first “Transformers” movie was basically an absurdist teen sex comedy featuring sentient cars that turn into robots and some silly go-for-broke rewriting of American history. Its 2009 sequel was a more serious, more ridiculous, less fun version that lasted 2 ½ hours [...]
Movie review of Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch
Here’s my review of the new Simon Pegg/Nick Frost movie “Paul” from KTKA-49. Together with director Edgar Wright, actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost created two of the funniest and most loving tributes to genre films in recent memory: The zombie spoof “Shaun of the Dead” and the action movie “Hot Fuzz.” The duo returns [...]
Topher Grace is interviewed by Scene-Stealers editor Eric Melin about “Take Me Home Tonight”
“Tron Legacy” hits theaters today 28 years after the original Disney movie. Jeff Bridges reprises his role as Flynn and also plays a digital version of his younger self, thanks to some performance capture technology. Garrett Hedlund, Bruce Boxleitner, Olivia Wilde, and Michael Sheen co-star. Does “Tron Legacy” live up to the hype that’s been [...]
Here’s my video review of the action comedy“Red” starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich from KTKA-49. Hollywood action movies, it seems, have come full circle. Back in the 1980s, shooting a never-ending stream of bad guys and cracking inappropriate one-liners was the exclusive domain of burly, muscle-bound tough guys like Sylvester [...]
Secret scenes or hidden shots in “Paranormal Activity 2″ trailer – Look closely! What is the easter egg (or secret frame) in the trailer for “Paranormal Activity 2″? Well, the trailer for the film (a sequel to last year’s surprise low-budget hit) just hit today and the secret shots are only viewable in the trailer [...]
Eric Melin from Scene-Stealers and Aaron Weber from DadsBigPlan review “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” starring Michael Cera and directed by Edgar Wright. Will the visual inventiveness and stylistic trappings of a movie within a videogame kill the movie or does the film succeed as a metaphor for an entire generation? Watch clips from “Scott [...]
Here is Eric’s review of “Dinner For Schmucks” for ABC KTKA-49. You can catch his reviews every Friday night on the 6pm news. Even though the new comedy “Dinner For Schmucks” is based on a positively rude French farce, director Jay Roach plays this American remake pretty safe. In fact, the tone never quite seems [...]
In this video, Eric and Trevan review Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” moments after a press screening (with clip, as usual). Read Eric’s more in-depth print review of “Inception” right here. Also, a detailed, spoiler-heavy post about the ending and its interpretations is here.
This review is from ABC KTKA-49, where Eric’s reviews run every Friday night on the 6′ o clock news. His rating for “Despicable Me” — the Swiss Fist — stands for complete neutrality and is very rarely used; only in the most mediocre of circumstances. “Despicable Me” is the first computer-animated film from a new [...]
With the exception of “Toy Story 3,” the last two months have produced some really underwhelming and mediocre summer movies. All that changes as “The Last Airbender” enters theaters this weekend. We now have the summer’s first bonafide stinker—a supposed fantasy adventure that has all the magic and mystery of a bologna sandwich. Adapted from [...]
Eric’s print review of this Tom Cruise-led action comedy can be found right here, but this video review with clips is from KTKA-49.
Eric Melin and Trevan McGee review the latest from Pixar, “Toy Story 3.” It’s been 11 years since “Toy Story 2,” and true fans of the series may be worried that there was no reason to revisit Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), and the rest of Andy’s toys for another installment. Is “Toy Story [...]
Here is Eric’s on-camera review of “The A-Team,” which will be broadcast on KTKA-49‘s 6-o’clock news tonight. At the end of “The A-Team,” a huge supertanker is exploded and an aerial view makes the 100 or so enormous box cars strewn all over the port look like little Lego toys. And that’s essentially how this [...]